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01 August 2015

Deadline for Global Classrooms Fall Internships has been extended!

About the Program

UNA-NCA offers semester-long unpaid internships to current students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates.  Both general program assistant positions and those specific to our Global Classrooms DC are available.

Current Global Classrooms Internship Openings for Fall 2015: 

Global Classrooms Program Assistant 
Global Classrooms Volunteer Coordinator 
Global Classrooms Curriculum Development Assistant 
Global Classrooms Communications and Outreach Assistant 

To learn more about these exciting positions, visit our internship opportunities page! 

Deadline has been extended to August 1, 2015. 

23 July 2015

Upcoming Communications Committee Meeting

Do you love to write? Are you always on social media? Do you want to tell the story of the United Nations? Then join UNA-NCA’s Communications Committee!

The UNA-NCA Communications Committee will be holding a committee meeting and volunteer information session on Thursday, July 23 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please register to attend by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Location information will be provided upon registration.

Can’t make the meeting but interested in getting involved?  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , VP of Communications, to be included in future meeting and event invitations for the committee or with any questions about the Communications Committee.

22 July 2015

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Have you been looking for a volunteer opportunity?

UNA-NCA is seeking skilled and motivated volunteers to serve on its committees. New this year are the Global Affairs Committee and Leadership Development Committee. We also have openings for volunteers on standing committees (such as resource development, governance, advocacy, communications, and membership) and on our program committees (such as human rights, peace and security, and sustainable development). If you’re interested in lending your passion and interest to our organization, gaining new skills, and becoming more involved with UNA-NCA, it’s a great time to become involved.

13 July 2015

Upcoming Human Rights Meeting

UNA-NCA's Human Rights Committee will be holding a meeting at UNA-NCA's conference room on July 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the Human Rights Committee or would like more information, contact the Human Rights chair,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

13 July 2015

Beijing + 20 Art Reception to Celebrate 20 Years of UN Women's Conferences: Postponed until the Fall...Stay Tuned!

On July 13, 2015, the US National Committee for UN Women National Capital and UN Women National Committee, in partnership with UNA-NCA and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women will host “Celebrating Beijing + 20 – The Art of Politics.” 

Beijing + 20 is a celebration of the four international women’s conferences in Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980, Nairobi in 1985, and Beijing in 1995. The event will present a digitized showcase of the largest collection in the world of artwork from the four UN women’s conferences, displaying over 1,000 pieces of art and 50 videos, from over 30 countries. 

Invited guest speakers include:

  • The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Carolyn Maloney, New York’s 12th Congressional District
  • Soon-Young Yoon, First Vice-President of the Conference of NGOs
  • Theresa Loar, Senior Vice-President, International Government Affairs, CH2M
  • Stefania Piffanelli, Deputy Director of the Washington office of the UNIC
  • Heather Slania, NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
  • Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of National Museum of Women In the Arts
  • Lorie Mertes, National Museum of Women In the Arts Director of Public Programs
The event seeks to raise public awareness about Beijing + 20, the Cities for CEDAW Campaign, and UN Women.

When: Postponed until the Fall! 

: The National Museum of Women In the Arts, located at 1250 New York Ave. NW
Cost: $85, with all proceeds benefitting UN Women. 


30 June 2015

Upcoming deadline for UNA NCA's Human Rights Awards

The deadline for UNA-NCA's Human Rights Awards has been extended!
Visit our Call for Nominations page for more information!

10 June 2015

Honor Violence in the USA: Another Reason to Ratify CEDAW Now

Come join UNA-NCA for a special event on June 10 hosted by Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sponsors of House Resolution 145, will call on the Senate to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Other panelists will discuss “honor violence,” an insidious issue impacting women and girls in the USA and beyond that could be mitigated when CEDAW is implemented. An abridged version of the 2014 award-winning documentary “The Price of Honor” about an “honor killing” case in the USA, will be shown.


  • Naila Amin, American forced child marriage survivor 
  • Xoel Pamos and Neena Nejad, Activists and Creators of “The Price of Honor” 
  • Amy Logan, “The Price of Honor” Consulting producer, Activist & Author 
  • Cynthia Helba, Ph.D., Westat Researcher leading work on honor violence for the Department of Justice 
  • Stephanie Baric, AHA Foundation Executive Director 
  • Ruth Trotter, Honor Violence Activist
  • Diana Arango, World Bank Gender Group
  • Zainab Zeb KhanPresident of MALA, global women's right activist

When: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Orientation Theater North, First St, NE , Washington, D.C. 20515
Cost: Free


05 June 2015

2015 UNA-NCA Annual Meeting: Peacekeeping: The UN's Essential Mission

Come join UNA-NCA on June 5 for the Annual Meeting to learn more about our recent accomplishments and continued work.  We will be presenting our 2014-2015 Annual Report, any by-law amendments, Board Election Results, and honoring our most committed members. 

Keynote Remarks: Ambassador George E. MooseVice Chairman, Board of Directors, US Institute of Peace; Member, UNA-NCA Advisory Council. Ambassador Moose's remarks will focus on "Peacekeeping: The UN's Essential Mission." 

2015 Award Recipients: 
    • Evelyn Falkowski Service Award: Richard C. Rowson, VP and Secretary, UNA-NCA Board of Directors
    • Arthur W. Johnson Leadership Award: Princeton LymanFormer U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, and Ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria; Member, UNA-NCA Advisory Council
    • Richard and Anne Griffis Program Leadership Award: UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee


When: Friday, June 5th, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Where: United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20006

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 4th

Suggested Contribution of $30


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